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by Epona Love 

Posted: 01 October 2008
Word Count: 126

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Tangled, and tightly wound around my core,
The essence of my self strains to remain
Fixed, and held by the mind in tense refrain.
Testing tenuous bonds, which failed before.

This fragile mind cannot outweigh the force
With which the heart would strive to soar above,
Should weathered tethers tear and let it love
Regardless of the past, without remorse.

The heart, oblivious, is hard to guide,
And instincts are confounded by its whims.
Its pounding drowning out all sense within
A head too stretched to keep these feelings tied.

But I will tie my heart with bonds of steel
And force it to conform if it should stray.
I will watch over, every night and day,
And guard what ever feelings I may feel.

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Bishti at 10:09 on 06 October 2008  Report this post

Hi Epona,
This poem is full of sadness.

I like the image of "A head too stretched to keep these feelings tied."

May I suggest you think about changing either feelings or feel in the following line.

"And guard what ever feelings I may feel."

Kipper at 19:42 on 07 October 2008  Report this post
I paricularly like the structure of this piece: the strict old-fangled ten-syllable, a-b-b-a rhyming, four stanza concision (it doubtless has a technical name, a something something(dec?)ameter - Anyone help?). It binds nicely, and given the repeated bondage imagery, so appropriately.
Beautifully bound.

Epona Love at 17:50 on 12 October 2008  Report this post
Thanks for the comments Bishti and Kipper. I can't think of how I could replace feelings or feel right now, whilst keeping the rhythm. But I will keep it in mind. No idea if there is a technical name for the structure... But thank you for commenting.
Emma x

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